JANUARY NEWSLETTER JANUARY 15th 2019

Read the January newsletter from Orchestral Manager Judith Evans here.


ANOTHER GLOWING REVIEW FOR ‘THE TRIUMPH OF TIME AND TRUTH’ JANUARY 10th 2019

“Superbly stylish and convincing”. We are glad to have received such a warm review of our Oxford performance of Handel’s ‘The Triumph of Time and Truth’ in the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, written by Anna Brunton. Read the full review here.


IT&T SECURES SUPPORT FROM BISHOPSDOWN CHARITABLE TRUST DECEMBER 3RD

We are pleased to have heard that the Bishopsdown Charitable Trust will be supporting our IT&T InSpires scheme in 2019. Our vision is to make it possible for all 11 to 18 year olds in Oxfordshire to experience workshop and live performance opportunities, as well as working with historical bows and instruments. Historically informed approaches to performance have a wonderful potential for students to learn about the science, evolution and development of instruments and also the historical and social context of the music linking with other subjects, especially science and history. This scheme is unique in Oxfordshire and we are delighted to be delivering it in partnership with the Oxfordshire County Music Service.


TWO MINUTE READ - EDWARD HIGGINBOTTOM INTERVIEW november 18th

“Music of intense expression, highly coloured, refined AND robust.” Read Edward Higginbottom on the subject of Couperin in our two minute read HERE.


CATHEDRAL MUSIC REVIEWS ‘CEREMONIAL OXFORD’ November 1st 2018

“A terrific CD, and most warmly recommended.” The ‘Cathedral Music’ publication has printed a glowing review of ‘Ceremonial Oxford’; the disc which we made with The Choir of Keble College, Oxford under Matthew Martin. Buy your copy here.


MUSIC OMH REVIEW OF KING’S PLACE CONCERT october 23rd 2018

“Under the baton of Edward Higginbottom the playing was extremely smooth”.

Another fine review of our performance at King's Place last week. Read the full review here.


ARTS DESK REVIEW OF KING’S PLACE CONCERT october 22nd 2018

"Band, choir (very effectively sited up in the Kings Place gallery) and soloists together drew every gramme of drama out of this endlessly various – and often ravishing – score. Higginbottom’s alert and cleverly-paced direction put a spring in everybody’s step, and for long stretches managed to weave one silk purse after another from the sow’s ears of Morrell’s pedestrian verse." Read the full Arts Desk review of our King's Place concert on Friday night here.


OXFORD TIMES INTERVIEW OCTOBER 18th 2018

“This is the most packed season we’ve had in Oxford,” Edward says. “What we’re wanting to do is engender a local audience who know and love us, who turn out for us, and who know that we’re their period orchestra.” Read conductor Edward Higginbottom’s recent Oxford Times interview here.


SPOTLIGHT ON NICK PRITCHARD OCTOBER 7th 2018

Nick Pritchard is no stranger to IT&T, having performed with us on several occasions in the past. He joins IT&T this October for Handel’s ‘The Triumph of Time and Truth’. Read more from Nick here.


Spotlight on IT&T's Leader Bojan Cicic SEPTEMBER 20th 2018

We catch up with our busy leader, ahead of his concert directing the orchestra on September 22nd... Read more


HANDEL's MANY TRIUMPHS AUGUST 10th 2018

Edward Higginbottom explores the historical context of Handel's The Triumph of Time and Truth in Early Music Review ahead of our three performances in October. More here...